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Surreal Pencil Drawings Look Like How Repressing Your Emotions Feels

The vertigo of an MC Escher drawing meets the human body in Miles Johnston's evocative art.<p>Repressed inner thoughts seem to explode from the bodies Swedish illustrator and Swedish Academy of Realist Art teacher Miles Johnston draws in the dysmorphic portraits he posts to his Instagram account. …

Honest Nude Paintings Contemplate the Complexities of Flesh

Chuck Miller's elegant paintings transform the naked form into pure, formal compositions.<p>Nudity's role in art history is strangely dualistic. It's a subject endlessly depicted over the centuries but almost always with little variation, like an endless smashing of the same note over and over again. …

Meticulous Red-Ink Illustrations Tell Mystical Stories

Fin Simonetti’s drawings will affect you on the subconscious level—starting with the color.<p>Sex, pain, piss, goats, and garbage: it's all here in the deftly detailed, deeply symbolic red-ink drawings of Fin Simonetti, a.k.a., FIN.<p>It can be hard to look at these initially; all that red confuses the …

Graffiti Meets Oil Painting in Stunningly Realistic Murals

Artist Ant Carver floods the streets with a new technique.<p>Combining graffiti techniques with detailed oil painting, London-based street artist Ant Carver creates expressive, gestural murals using a rainbow palette of spray paints. An exploration into alternative approaches to street art, Carver's …

The Human Body Rendered as Only Blood Vessels Is Simply Amazing

Markos Kay’s body of work gets a little nervy in his CG designs of artery-and-vein humanoids.<p>Never mind society's obsession with outward appearances—what do we all <i>really</i> look like on the inside? Having always been enamored with the anatomical illustrations inside <i>Gray's Anatomy</i>, the digital artist …

These Neon-Soaked Paintings Look Like Space Candy

Jim LePage’s abstract compositions capture movement within a static image.<p>No matter the artist, the paint brush has its own way of leaving behind impressions of their movement. Sometimes you can look at a painting and visualize the motion an artist might have done to make their mark, as in the …

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

A Self-Taught Artist's Photorealistic Paintings Will Make Your Head Spin

British artist Darren Reid just "has it."<p>Overcast skies and long stretches of shipping yards, British artist Darren Reid brings England to life in realistic paintings that many have likened to stepping into a photo. Born in the Midlands, an area in central England where most of his landscape …

'Reverse Prisma' AI turns Monet paintings into photos

Impressionist art is more about feelings than realism, but have you ever wondered what Monet actually saw when he created pieces like <i>Low Tide at Varengeville</i> (above)? Thanks to researchers from UC Berkeley, you don't need to go to Normandy and wait for the perfect light. Using "image style …

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April Meal Planner: 30 Colorful, Healthy Meals To Keep Your Table Fresh

April is conceptually the first month of REAL spring, so naturally, we tend to focus on light, healthy, refreshing meal options that will help us get in shape for summer. We also get to go *nuts* at the farmer’s market after months of limited seasonal food options. It’s the month of asparagus …

Wildly Talented Nigerian Artist Made This Drawing Without Any Training Whatsoever

But your stick figures are really awesome, too!<p>Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley has been drawing for as long as he can remember.<p>Remarkably, however, he has never had any training, an especially admirable fact given the meticulous detail and technical mastery of his hyperrealist portraits. “I’ve …

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A Quadriplegic Painter Creates a Paradise for Artists With Disabilities

After a debilitating accident, William Heard took up painting and founded an arts center in Mississippi.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>William Flewellen Heard discovered his passion in painting. So he founded an arts center to share the joy of creative expression. Our Artworks is a …

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

Hyperrealistic Sculptures Make Clay Look Like Wooden Humans

Using clay and paint, sculptor Chris White makes fantastical sculptures that resemble the ancient bristlecone pines of California.<p>Ceramics and wood are two vastly different materials and artistic mediums, but the Virginia-based sculptor Chris White uses clay's highly malleable properties to mimic …

Someone Organized All 403 Of Bob Ross' Paintings On One Happy Little Website

Here is every masterpiece created on "The Joy Of Painting."<p>Last year, an artist named Nicole Bonneau decided she wanted to recreate every one of Bob Ross’ 403 paintings ― at least, the 403 paintings that were created on the beloved PBS show “The Joy of Painting.”<p>“[A]t the rate I’m going it will be …

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Hand-Cut Collages Collapse Modern Disarray

Visual artist Amber Fletschock’s sophisticatedly dense pieces masquerade as digital art.<p><b>This article originally appeared on Creators.</b><p>Wielding a craft knife and stacks of magazines, Amber Fletschock cuts modern collages from contemporary times but creates works deeply reflective of the natural …

Eat These Foods Before Bed to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How you eat affects so many of parts of your life, but did you ever wonder how it might influence your sleep quality and patterns? We know all about sleeping clean (thanks to health queen Gwyneth Paltrow) and how using screens at night can throw off our sleep patterns, but it turns out that what …

Sensual, Ethereal Watercolors Reinterpret the Female Form

Fahren Feingold's paintings bloom and radiate with ethereal energy and the occasional splash of bright color.<p>It can be challenging to honor the female figure without perceived hyper-sexualization. This is exactly the paradigm that artist Fahren Feingold seeks to combat through her watercolors of …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

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The Innovation of Gerhard Richter

Celebrated contemporary painter, Gerhard Richter, has been called by some “the world’s greatest living painter.” This prestigious title is awarded …

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